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Dodgers: MVP, Cy Young and More; Important Upcoming Awards Dates

Some Dodgers are in the running for some BBWAA awards.

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 28: Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger is ready a first base during the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers on August 28, 2018 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. (Photo by Steve Nurenberg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The dates for the major MLB awards have been announced by the Baseball Writers Association of America, per Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.

Finalists Announced

On November 4, the finalists for all of the major awards will be announced. The Dodgers most likely will not have anyone in the running for Rookie of the Year, but Dave Roberts could be in the running for Manager of the Year (take that as you will), Hyun-Jin Ryu could be a finalist for the Cy Young, and Cody Bellinger will definitely be a finalist for the NL MVP.

Rookie of the Year

If Alex Verdugo had played the entirety of the 2019 season, he very well could have been in the running as a finalist, but Pete Alonso seems to be the surefire winner this season. Mike Soroka of the Atlanta Braves could garner some support, but this seems to be Pete Alonso’s award to lose.

Manager of the Year

While Dave Roberts has next to zero shot of winning NL Manager of the Year, especially with Dave Martinez of the Washington Nationals taking his team all the way to the World Series in franchise history, Roberts could easily be a finalist.

Cy Young Award

Hyun-Jin Ryu should be a finalist, but even if he is, he may have a tough time winning the award. Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets and Washington Nationals teammates Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg likely have the lead on Ryu. It will be interesting to watch how the voting shakes out, especially if Ryu is in the mix.

Most Valuable Player

Cody Bellinger has the greatest odds to take home one of the BBWAA awards as the National League MVP. Bellinger will be fighting Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich and Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon in what could be the closest MVP vote in recent memory. The three men are splitting hairs, but early indicators are that Bellinger could come out on top. This is an award for the entire season’s body of work, not just a second half. Yes, Bellinger deserves this award as much as you may think he doesn’t.

Final Note

All of these ballots were submitted by BBWAA writers before the start of postseason play, so October numbers and outcomes will not play any part in the vote.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. The whole Dodger team deserves NOTHING…..Been a Dodger fan since I was 4 when I went to Ebbets to see them… in 1949…. I have never seen such disgraceful playing in my 74 years… what they need to do is apologize for their disgraceful play.. and Roberts needs to resign

    • Right on, Ken! As far as MVP goes, they should look at PS performances to a certain extent and since Bellinger somewhat disappeared in the 2nd half he does NOT deserve the reward IMHO

  2. To even THINK that Roberts deserves even a mention for Manager of the year is the most LUDICROUS thing I have heard of since the Dodgers were bounced out of the PS on 10/9/2019.

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